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Nan this is a bird update

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by lethal tupperwa, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    I think what we saw were hawks.

    They are migrating now.

    They travel in large groups called a "kettle" some can have hundreds of birds and may be stacked over a thousand feet high.

    They use thermals that are going their way.

    Since the birds were soaring in circles the thermals were still active.

    The hawks travel during the day and use the thermals.

    Other birds travel at night and avoid the hawks.

    All kinds of raptors are now in migration.

    What we saw might have been the period of overlap. lethal
     
  2. NanH

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    Now, that's interesting! Thanks for checking it out. It sure was strange looking. I wish we could have known about this when we saw them. Weren't they doing a good bit of flapping? I thought hawks were mainly soaring birds. It does explain why they seemed to be traveling in a circular motion and why they seemed so high. I wonder if we saw them because of some sort of light/cloud/bird reflection? I would think they would be extremely hard to see in the normal night sky.
     

  3. GJM89

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    Ok Nan, you'll be fine, just relax and maybe sit down and put a cold compress on your forehead and relax for 10 or 15 minutes and everything will be OK. You probably also thought you saw a bright light going across the night sky, Uhhhh never mind, we did see a bright light going across the night sky. Also, tell Dan to use rubber bullets in the bathroom next time. ;z ;z ;z ^3
     
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    And the Drunk with the famous last words "I'LL kick all your BUTS" You had my back Glenn :)
     
  5. NanH

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    No, Glenn, the bright light was from the spaceship that hovered outside my motel room window. They left when they saw all the Glocks in the room!
     
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    Nan, that wasen't a Spaceship , but don't tell Dan. ;b ;b ;b ^c ^c
     
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    Sniper, I was glad when the Good Guy's showed up, Good Guy's 1 and Ahole bad guy's 0. Just another GSSF Sat. night get together.;f ;f ;f Thank you Mr. President for HR-218.